Articles tagged Jimmy McRae

Page 16 of January 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, January 1991

Rally review - Lombard RAC

To casual watchers, November's Lombard RAC Rally probably seemed little changed from the previous year. Apart from a shift of headquarters from Nottingham to Harrogate, and some differences in the actual special stages used, the style was just the same. Indeed, it was as it has been for some years; stately homes and private estates on the Sunday, followed by forest roads on the weekdays. But...

Page 116 of November 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 116, November 2008

McRae heads Brit hopefuls in New Zealand

Jimmy McRae will lead four British crews in the top 10 starters for the second running of the Silver Fern Rally in New Zealand. The quartet of Ford Escorts will take on the best of the Kiwi crews when the eight-day rally starts in Christchurch on October 16. Joining McRae at the head of the field will be Grant Shand, Iain Freestone and Simon Tysoe, with Shand aiming to repeat his top-10 finish...

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Fighting on the home front

Jimmy McRae never really carved out an international rally career – but he didn’t need to when the competition was so good at homeBy John Davenport To successfully take up rallying after the first flush of youth is not unknown in our sport. Eugen Böhringer did not start his career until 1958 when he was 36 years old, then went on to win the European Rally Championship and the Liège-Sofia-Liège...

Page 131 of May 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 131, May 2014

Paddy Hopkirk Gala

The 50th anniversary of Belfast-born Mini legend Paddy Hopkirk’s historic Monte Carlo Rally victory was appropriately celebrated in Northern Ireland. The 80-year-old, dubbed the ‘Belfast Boy’ by city mayor Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, headed 200 cars - mainly Minis - through the capital’s streets, collecting the title of city ambassador during a City Hall stop-off. Hopkirk received the keys to the city...

Page 22 of February 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, February 1988

Racing car show

Quick change The British Racing and Sports Car Club has done it again! Last year, despite overwhelming odds from one of the worst winters ever seen in this country, the club managed to put on a superb Racing Car Show in the annexe at Alexandra Palace. This year just when all was set for a sensational re-opening of "Ally Pally" itself, the unforeseen happened and the BRSCC was informed that there...

Page 58 of January 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, January 1997

McRae Storms to his second RAC victory

Porsches were again the cars to beat on the RAC Historic Rally. And again it was Jimmy McRae who came out on the top with his second RAC win in a row. David Evans reports Jimmy McRae paid no attention to the vile conditions on the RAC Historic Rally and won by three minutes from fellow Porsche 911 pilot, Monty Karlan. This was McRae's second successive win on the event, underlining his mastery of...

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Vatanen, Gronholm to attend Rally Show

Former World Rally Champion Ari Vatanen is the latest star name confirmed for the Rally Show at Chatsworth on the weekend of June 7/8. Vatanen, now an MEP, will be present on Saturday as the event celebrates 50 years of the British Rally Championship. Other former British champions attending include Stig Blomqvist, Jimmy McRae, Russell Brookes, David Llewellin and Billy Coleman, while the...

Page 5 of June 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, June 2002

Five-time British Champion

Five-time British Champion Jimmy McRae returned to competition on the second round of the MSA British Historic Rally Championship, the Astra Stages. He drove a Ford Escort and netted fifth in the Post-Historic category.

Page 28 of September 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, September 1989

Distance as detterence

Whilst the world's major rally teams, including those of Japanese manufacturers Toyota, Mazda and Mitsubishi, are based in Europe, it is small wonder that a great deal of heart-searching is done before any of them embark on an event which takes place at the other side of the world. To transport an entire works team from one side of the globe to the other is costly, and the expenditure is...

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McRae for Marathon

The five-time British rally champion Jimmy McRae will compete in the London-Sydney Marathon in 2004. The 59-year-old will take time out from guiding the careers of Colin and Alister to do the 30-day, 15,000km event in a Toyota. "I've always wanted to do a marathon," said McRae, "but in all my years in the sport I've never been able to fit one into my schedule. So this is me coming out of...



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